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Astronomy 103, Summer, 2006

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Astronomy 103

Helpful Information

You will want to read and print out all of the information below.

How To Measure Angular Distances

This page describes what an angular distance is, and how you can measure it.

How To Plot Planet Positions

This page will be used in the various planet orbit labs. It describes how you figure out where to plot a planet on a star map, by making careful measurements of the angular distance from several bright stars to that planet.

The Method of Transit Times

This pages describes a method for measuring the angular size of an object observed through the telescope.

Star Naming

All about the various different conventions for star names that you will see in books, in the lab descriptions, and in your star charts.


Here are the various templates that are referenced by the labs:

Last modified: 2006-March-17 , by Robert Knop

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